Sunday, August 10, 2008

Super at 60!

My mom's birthday week has come to an end, but it was a lot of fun celebrating her big 60th! We started by heading to KC last Friday to celebrate with family there. We hit some of our favorite restaurants including Houston's and Andre's. If you like chocolate and Swiss food, you must stop by Andre's for lunch. My mom has been eating there since her single days....

Tony and Parker had a blast at their very first 3-D movie. We saw Journey to the Center of the Earth. We're sure it isn't going to win any Oscars, but it was a lot of fun in 3-D!
A heat advisory didn't keep us from heading to Theater in the Park. My brother and the star, JB, was in Titanic, The Musical. Parker only made it to intermission. I have no idea how my brother and the cast didn't keep from fainting between the heat, the lights, and the period costumes.
We were able to worship at Red Bridge Church of Christ, my growing up church. It was good to see my friend, Lindsey, who I grew up with and is expecting her second child, a baby girl who is also nameless, next week. While we there, I was reminded of God's faithfulness and love. I saw people who have known me for a long time and missed the faces of people who have passed on or moved away. I was so thankful that my parents were committed to making our church family an important part of our childhood. I also thanked God for the family there who made me feel, even as a child, that I was a vital part of God's family. It is the same feeling I hope Tony and I communicate to our kids at McKnight. I want them to grow up feeling that they are part of something bigger and that their family at McKnight lifts them up to the Father. Sunday afternoon, Mom headed back to St. Louis with us for more fun! Well, fun is a relative word. We managed to squeeze in some shopping and lunch out between working in my classroom and Parker's first dentist appointment. Hurray - no cavaties!
Friday night's weather was so beautiful that we headed to the zoo! Parker loved showing Grandmaw the dinos! Saturday night was Munchin' With the Martins. Then Sunday, it was time to head back to KC. Happy Birthday, Mom! Thanks for all your help this week at home and at school! We love you!

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